Deem and Pass Is Dead
Posted by Anthony on March 20, 2010
So far the best news of the weekend, the “Deem and Pass” tactic that was supposed to be used by the Democrats, is now dead.
Democratic leaders have decided to abandon the plan to avoid a direct vote on the Senate health care bill, known as deem and pass.
Instead, multiple Democratic sources told CNN that they will have three independent votes — a vote on the rule, then a vote on the fix package, followed by a vote on the Senate bill.
So it follows that they believe they have the votes necessary to pass the bill. You can change that.
What this country needs is true bipartisan leadership to come forth with sensible solutions. To pass a bill that is 5% excellence and 95% pure crap is insanity.
Of course, so long as both parties continue to take jabs at each other, nothing good will ever get done.